Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Palm Springs photographer

Behind The Scenes With Tammy At 56

Behind the scenes in a fantastic photo shoot. Tammy Neslund at 56 years old; fit and gorgeous and wonderful, mother of two herself, 29 and 27, and a Grandma of two! Photos from the actual shoot coming up.

At the amazing Coachella Movie Ranch. Hair and Makeup with Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau. Hasselblad digital camera system, Broncolor lighting and some fun instant photos with Fujifilm Instax. Way up there as one of my favorite photo photos ever! Thanks!

Special Thank You to Levi Vincent​ with the Palm Springs Film Alliance for the location and shoot accommodations!

Tammy Neslund Behind The Scenes


Monster Glass

I do not get excited about gear very much but this is really cool. Trying out the new Fujifilm X-T3 body w/booster and the amazing Fujinon XF 200mm F2 lens. Fujifilm calls it “Monster Glass”. However it is much lighter than I expected and easy to handle. It also comes with the 1.4 extender.

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This photo was shot with just the lens at 200mm (equivalent to approx 300mm). A Bell 407 helicopter leaving the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday.

Helicopter Departing Palm Springs Air Museum

Here is the setup I am using when I am shooting video or not handholding the camera. Balance and salt much improved with the camera strap on the lens. Smart idea! I use a really sturdy strap designed for aviation and other intense applications from Vulture Equipment Works. If you would like to order from Vulture, send me an e-mail and I have a discount code for you. Ian@SecondFocus.com

Fujifilm XT3 200F2 on tripod


Over 11,000

We had over 11,000 live listeners on my most recent appearance on Blog Talk Radio with “Chatting With Sherri“. Actually that is my third time on Blog Talk Radio with Sherri.

“7th anniversary of award winning author’s Sherri Rabinowitz’s show Chatting With Sherri! Join Sherri as she chats with writers, actors and other artists about their work. A fun relaxing chat with all kinds of amazing exciting creative people. We also have a series shows under the umbrella of Sherri’s Playhouse; where playwrights and actors get a chance to strut their stuff! The home of The Chatty Award for most live listens and downloads!”

I hope I said something fun! “Chatting With Sherri

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Aircraft & Fujifilm Camera Gear

Really love video shot with the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm lens on the X-H1 body. This is pilot Michael Pfleger arriving in his World War II F4F Wildcat at the Palm Springs Air Museum. And then taking out the T-33 jet trainer for a taxi text run. Recently restored and getting it ready for it’s flying debut on Saturday November 10th for the Air Museum’s 22nd Anniversary and Veterans Day celebration.


T-33 Run Up

Simple videos are such great fun. Here with the Palm Springs Air Museum for the start up of a T-33 jet trainer. Come on out and see her fly November 10th.

Fujifilm X-H1 camera with he Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens. On a tripod. My strap from Vulture Equipment Works still attached. Best camera strap ever.

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B-17 Flying Fortress Flying!

Pretty cool! I was shooting a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress from a Red Tail P-51 Mustang for the Palm Springs Air Museum. It was the famed Tuskegee Airmen in those Red Tails that escorted the B-17 bombers into Germany on some of the most dangerous missions of the war.

The first sections of the video shot on a Fujfilm X-H1 Body with the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm lens. The wider view was from a GoPro Hero 6 Black.

Come on out yourself. Fun photo ops too.. B-17 Flying Fortress at the Palm Springs Air Museum! Saturday and Sunday Oct 13 & 14 from 10am – 1pm for flights and interior tours in the afternoon.


B-17 Flying Fortress Arriving

The B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” arriving at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Video shot on a Fujifilm X-H1 body and XF 100-400mm lens.

You can fly in Sentimental Journey October 12th – 14th, Friday Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 1pm. Reserve your seat today by visiting https://bit.ly/2Ql13t8 or calling 480-462-2992. Your flight experience of history is only $425 for the waist gunner/radio operator seats, or $850 bombardier/navigator seats in nose. Age minimum 12. Tour inside Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm and Friday – Sunday: 2 pm – 5 pm. Only $10/person and $20/family.

Do not miss out on this experience and flight opportunity or drop on by for some photo ops! Thanks!